You may now commence the fun.

Some moments from the Ravenna-Eckstein Playground Dedication on September 5th:

The place was PACKED with kids and parents.  The weather was perfect, and the picnic dinner fare had a dog for every diet (beef, chicken or tofu).

This is Deputy Superintendent Christopher Williams of the Seattle Parks Department, I believe (please let me know if I’m wrong).  He did a little speechifying before the ribbon cutting.  But not many people were sitting down to listen.  Some were playing on the equipment, of course, but where was everyone else?

Standing in line for balloon animals, of course!  Where else?

Here’s Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen cutting the ribbon on the newly renovated park, along with some of the community members who were a big part of making it happen.

And here’s the surprise hit of the party.  I don’t know where it came from, and I don’t know what it’s called, but this was the fewest amount of kids on it all evening.  They’d jump up on it and bounce other kids off.  They’d roll on it and run over other kids.  I’m pretty sure that I desperately need one of these for my own home.

Now, I realize that not everyone out there has kids, and may think that a new playground or any playground is no big deal.  To those people, I ask, when’s the last time you pumped your legs in a swing?  Because the joy that comes from flying through the air on a plastic seat under your own power never goes away.  Go try it!  Tell me if I’m wrong!


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